Dale City Little League: Welcome

Rainouts  

Managers, Coaches, and Parents,

I am writing this on a bright sunny day after several days (and weeks) of rain in the Dale City Little League area.

As you all know, we have had to cancel several games during the past three weeks due to saturated field conditions.  The Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department makes all decisions on the opening or closing of our fields.  Dale City Little League has no control over the fields nor do we have any control over “Mother Nature”.   

We are doing our best to keep up with the scheduling but we have had several managers inform us that they are unable to field a team to play in many instances.  The BOD of DCLL is asking for your help.

We all owe it to the children of our league the chance to play as many games as possible before the end of this season. Our permits end on June 15, 2016 and we would like to schedule as many makeup games as possible before that date.

 Please work with us on our last minute scheduling and make your best effort to bring your children to their scheduled games over the next 3 weeks.  

 

Thank you!

Dale City Little League

Board of Directors

   

Player Appreciation Night:

On Friday June 10th DCLL will have a Player Appreciation Night at Turley I at 7:00 PM. All teams & Coaches are encouraged to attend. 

 

Fall Ball

Online Registration will open for Fall Ball on Saturday, June 18th. If you plan on registering a team you CANNOT do it online you will need to use the paper forms.  

 

2016 Little League World Series

Win a trip for 4 to the 2016 Little League World Series in Williamsport PA. Tickets are available for purchase at the Concession Stands. To see the flyer click here.

 

Managers/Coaches Concussion Training Link:

Here is a link for the NFHS Concussion in Sports course for Managers and Coaches. This will be MANDATORY for Managers and Coaches for the 2016 Fall season and must accompany your Manager/Coach application form. This is a requirement mandated by the Prince William Parks and Recreation.

  http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037/concussion-in-sports

 

Manager/Coach & Volunteer Forms:

Manager/Coach and Volunteer Forms for the 2016 Spring Season have been added to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the page.


 Dick's Sporting Goods:
 

If you are looking for some baseball equipment for your player here is a coupon from DIck's Sprorting Goods, just click on the link below to get the coupon:

 

https://myscorecardaccount.com/crmcdn/getoffer.aspx?offer_entity_code=O22KSV5L&token=vKwYoSlyuLyh6dAqDo7FZ7iFeID7hEKae6h1P4Ie8zKEILZScx4JClscQhu6F8896YS0M8HDL9ip9aG2kGA2  

 

Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date for 2016.

   Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31.

Why the change?

In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.

This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.

What’s the difference?

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

For players born on or before August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

What’s the impact of this new change to my child?

If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.

If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.

If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.

“After announcing the new age determination date for our baseball divisions in 2014, we have received important feedback from many volunteers and parents,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We continue to work with all our volunteers and our International Board of Directors toward the goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.”


 

2016 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 4
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 9
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 10
 


2005 2005 2005 2005



10
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 12
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 13
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 14
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 15
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 16
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 17
1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 18

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2016.

 

 

Equipment: 

 The rule for the Little League season that states that "helmets must have a non-glare surface and cannot be mirror like in nature" (1.16). Parents please don't buy gear only to find that it is not legal.

 

DCLL Managers/Coaches:

Here is the link for the on-line concussion training:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/indesx.html

Managers & Coaches, there a serveral very good practice & instructional drill packets under the Handouts Tab in the Coaches Corner Section.  

You may download the Manager/Coaches Application Form by clicking here or by going to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the Home Page.  You may download the Volunteer Form by clicking here or by going to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the Home Page. All Manager & Coach applicants must complete the Volunteer Form & submit it with their Application. 

  

Volunteers

DCLL still needs volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors, manage,coach or help on the field. You may download the volunteer form by clicking here. or by going to the Handouts tab on the left side of the Home Page & clicking on the form or by emailing Bev Francis at bafrancis3@comcast.net   

 

Practice Schedule: 

Here is a quick link to the practice schedule:  https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=dcllequipment@gmail.com

 

Umpires Needed!!!

Dale City is looking for adult volunteer umpires. If you are willing to umpire(home plate or field) a minimun of 6 games you will get your registration fee refunded for 1 player. You must complete the 6 game requirement before the refund is issued. All you will need for apparel  is an umpire shirt, you may use the leagues or you may purchase one for $35.00. Home plate gear will be provided by DCLL. You are required to take 1 umpire training class. If you are interested in umpiring, please contact Dave Arndt: dcllequipment@gmail.com .

 

Looking To Be a Sponsor in DCLL:

Listed below are the different levels of sponsorship that your business can choose.

Platinum Level - ($650.00 & above) Receive recognition listed in silver level and in addition will receive your business name to appear on the back of each players jersey for one team and a banner with your business logo/name to be displayed at one of our fields.

Gold Level - ($500.00 - $649.00) Receive recognition listed in both bronze and silver level and in addition you will have a choice to receive either your business name to appear on the back of each players jersey for one team or have a banner with your business logo/name to be displayed at one of our fields.

Silver Level - ($250.00 - $499.00) Receive recognition listed in the bronze level and in addition you will receive a sponsor plaque to display in your place of business showing your support.

Bronze Level - (under $250.00) Recognition on our league website.

We look forward to your generous contribution to our league. We assure you that any amount you choose will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference for our children to have a successful season. Please contact Dave Arndt with any questions via email at dcllequipment@gmail.com .  Sponsorship forms can be downloaded here Sponsorship Letter.

 

League Boundries: 

To find out which league boundary you live in click here: http://www.vad9.org/Page%202.html

 

District 9 Website: 

To get to the D9 website please click on this link: http://www.vad9.org/ . This link is also located in the links tab on the side of the Home Page.

 

Little League is an all-volunteer organization. It takes many dedicated volunteers to make YOUR league a success each year. Anyone interested in joining the DCLL Board of Directors or just volunteering to help out please contact League President Bev Francis at bafrancis3@comcast.net . 



Umpire
The Umpire's Plate - 2015 Umpire Training and News

MANAGERS, COACHES, PARENTS, AND KIDS (13-19):

Information will be forthcoming for the 2016 Spring Season.



Composite Bats
Composite Bat Restrictions

 

 

COMPOSITE BAT RESTRICTIONS UPDATE:

Please Check the list before purchasing a new bat for this spring. All bats will be checked & composites not on the approved list will not be allowed.

Little League International has imposed restrictions on composite bats for all divisions (T-Ball to Bigs). Click here to read the article on this issue. Since the original announcement on December 30, 2010, an increasing number of composite bats have received waivers from Little League Baseball to be used. Below are the links that have the bats approved for use by Little League Baseball for the 2012 season.

Click here for list & bat information. http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/batrules.htm



Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 5/31 Baseball DCLL Minor Yankees vs. DCLL Minor Nationals 6:30 PM Turley-1
Wed 6/1 Baseball DCLL MP Orioles vs. DCLL MP Astros 6:00 PM Rec Cen #2
Wed 6/1 Baseball DCLL T-Ball Nationals vs. DCLL T-Ball Giants 6:00 PM Rec Cen #1
Thu 6/2 Baseball DCLL Major Dodgers vs. WBLL Major Dodgers 6:30 PM Turley-1
Thu 6/2 Baseball WBLL Major Nationals vs. DCLL Major Nationals 7:00 PM WBLL - Vets #2
Sat 6/4 Baseball DCLL MP Astros vs. DCLL MP Nationals 1:00 PM Rec Cen #1
Sat 6/4 Baseball DCLL MP Orioles vs. DCLL MP Yankees 1:00 PM Rec Cen #2
Sat 6/4 Baseball DCLL Major Nationals vs. DCLL Major Dodgers 1:00 PM Turley-1
Sat 6/4 Baseball DCLL T-Ball Nationals vs. DCLL T-Ball Astros 1:00 PM Rec Cen #3
Sat 6/4 Baseball DCLL MP Giants vs. DCLL MP Dodgers 3:30 PM Rec Cen #2
Sat 6/4 Baseball WBLL Sr Nationals vs. DCLL Sr Outlaws 4:00 PM WBLL - Vets #3
Sat 6/4 Baseball DCLL Sr Outlaws vs. WBLL Sr Nationals 7:00 PM WBLL - Vets #3
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 5/24 Baseball DCLL Minor Yankees: 7 - WBLL Minor Yankees: 13 6:30 PM Turley-2
Wed 5/25 Baseball DCLL MP Giants vs. DCLL MP Orioles 6:00 PM Rec Cen #2
Wed 5/25 Baseball DCLL T-Ball Giants vs. DCLL T-Ball Astros 6:00 PM Rec Cen #1
Wed 5/25 Baseball WBLL Minor Athletics vs. DCLL Minor Nationals 6:00 PM WBLL - Leesylvania Elementary School
Wed 5/25 Baseball DCLL MP Yankees vs. DCLL MP Dodgers 7:00 PM Turley-2
Thu 5/26 Baseball DCLL Major Dodgers vs. WBLL Major Reds 6:30 PM Turley-1
Fri 5/27 Baseball DCLL Minor Yankees vs. WBLL Minor Orioles 6:30 PM Turley-2
Fri 5/27 Baseball DCLL Major Nationals vs. DCLL Major Dodgers 6:30 PM Turley-1
Fri 5/27 Baseball DCLL Major Nationals vs. DCLL Major Dodgers 8:30 PM Turley-1
Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Fri 6/10 star Player Appreciation Night 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Turley-1
Wed 6/15 star Season Ends 9:00 PM - 9:15 PM TBA
Sat 6/18 Bat/Ball Fall Ball Registration - Online 12:00 PM - Aug 1, 2016 TBA